Zion drawing - Great White Throne

Just recently returned from my nine month sojourn in Zion National Park.  Have been busy getting settled opening up my shop/studio and getting ready for some serious concentrated effort...yay!  While in Zion... I took hundreds of photos.. but I was only able to dash off a few small plein-air paintings while there...spent most of my free time hiking and exploring this magnificent area of southern Utah.

This spring my plans are to complete several large oils focusing on the imposing Zion monoliths [see sample quick sketch below].  And as for plein-air work.. they will be of the deep deserts found in the outback around Las Vegas and Death Valley.  Hope to post some new work soon!